Brookfield, Wisconsin, December 23rd
2013 – Earlier this year, Wal-Mart’s produce suppliers were notified about the upcoming mandatory compliance for produce traceability labeling. Starting January 1st arriving without the correct labeling will be rejected. All fresh produce delivered to a Wal-Mart (or Sam’s Club) distribution center has to be labeled with a case label that meets the PTI standard. NiceLabel has developed a free, easy to use online PTI label printing application for produce suppliers.
As the most wide-reaching industry initiative in the produce sector, the PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) is designed to help the industry achieve supply chain-wide adoption of electronic traceability for every case of produce. Wal-Mart has been the first big player to make the move on suppliers, while NiceLabel is the only labeling software developer offering a free online application to meet the Wal-Mart PTI mandate.
“In order to support produce suppliers in their effort to meet the case label requirements now that time is running out, NiceLabel has developed a free and simple tool that allows quick PTI compliant online printing”, said Lee Patty, VP and General Manager, NiceLabel Americas.
The free online PTI label printing solution allows produce suppliers to easily print PTI compliant labels by entering their variable data, such as GTIN, lot, packing date, type and description etc., into a simple web form. The solution includes a pre-designed PTI label that automatically generates the Voice Pick codes which permit warehouses to reach near-perfect traceability. Produce suppliers can print their labels on any locally installed printer. Alternatively, they can download this same PTI compliant solution to their local system for offline use and connect it to their product information database.
Additional information on free online PTI label printing and a video presentation on how to print PTI compliant labels from a web browser is available at www.nicelabel.com/pti.
NiceLabel, established in 1993, is the world's leading developer of barcode and RFID labeling software. Its solutions include software for label design, error-free manual printing, automated labeling from other applications and cloud hosted web printing. In collaboration with its global partner network, NiceLabel provides labeling software solutions for companies of all sizes, across most industries (including Fortune 500 companies), delivering higher supply chain efficiency and data accuracy at lower costs. NiceLabel is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Oracle Gold Partner and SAP partner. NiceLabel is also the world's leading developer of Windows drivers for thermal printers. Most leading printer manufacturers ship NiceLabel-based software with their printers. Through its headquarters in the EU (Slovenia) and global offices in Germany, USA, Singapore and China, NiceLabel serves and supports its clients around the world.